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MountainMountain Speedway St. Johns, PA
~ COMING UP ~
Saturday, April 19- Open Practice for All Divisions
$10 Pit Admission ~ FREE Grandstand Admission
Saturday, April 26- Open Practice for All Divisions
$10 Pit Admission ~ FREE Grandstand Admission
Sunday, April 27- Opening Day
Modifieds, Late Models, Street Stocks, Dirt Modifieds, Pure
Stocks, Four Cylinder FWDs and INEX Legends
Pits Open 10:30 AM ~ Grandstands Open 12 Noon ~ Warm Ups
12:30 PM ~ Racing Starts 2 PM
Grandstand Admission $10 for Adults ~ Children 12 & Under =
Preparations Begin For
much-anticipated season for Evergreen Raceway Park in St.
Johns, PA is officially underway, as the new managers of the
facility received the keys to the grounds on Saturday, March
1st. Now sitting in the driver’s seat and with a
full tank of fuel, the team is focused on renovations,
additions and restructuring to help build a successful
relationship with their clients, drivers and fans for the
2014 racing season. Opening day, which is the first points
event of the season is slated for April 27.
Many of the newly appointed track officials met with Track Manager,
Harry Buchman at the facility early Saturday morning. The
team walked the grounds and noted several improvements that
would need to be made by the start of the season, many of
which will be underway during the cold winter snap that
seems to be stuck over Pennsylvania.
Well Represented at NEPA Race Car Show
having four snow storms during the last week, the NEPA Race
Car Show at the Laurel Mall in West Hazleton, PA went off
without a hitch and thanks to many of the local drivers
and event coordinator Dino Oberto, Evergreen Raceway Park
was well-represented in the show, which went off without a
Brian Sones had his Modified on display, as did Tom
Cassagrande, Scott Adams and Tommy Wanick III. Track
investors Harry Buchman and Ron Babula also had their
Modified race cars at the show, with Steve Shultz and Travis
Fisher representing the Late Model division. Stephanie Moyer
had her Pure Stock on display for race fans and Tony
Hilliard had his Four Cylinder racer on hand as well.
In the early afternoon on Sunday, Oberto interviewed most of
the drivers that had their mounts on display and also spoke
with the track promoters that were on hand for the first
Courtney Harrison from WNEP visited the show
earlier in the week to choose the vehicle for the Best
Appearing Car award and it was announced on Sunday that
Travis Fisher of Fern Glen, PA was the winner of the award,
which was sponsored by Franzosa Trucking.
With the show now in the past, Buchman and his team now have
their sights set on moving into the facility in the
beginning of March and that’s when they will begin to make
improvements to the restrooms, grounds and buildings. They
also have an Evergreen Raceway Park Race Car Show planned in
the near future, which will take place at Lowes in Hazleton,
PA. The dates and times will be announced shortly.
Buchman was happy with the turnout at the Laurel Mall and
that a lot of local people showed interest in the
“Some said that they didn’t know that such a track existed
in our area and they took schedules and posters”, which is
great”, he said.
“Of course we plan to advertise and promote heavily, we
really do appreciate the efforts that everyone has been and
is doing to help promote ‘their home track’ as much as
Ms. Evergreen Raceway Park was also named at
and the winner was Ryla Knittle.
(Photos by Joyce Thompson)
Track Focused on Upcoming NEPA Laurel Mall Race Car
Evergreen Raceway Park recently released the divisional purses for
the 2014 racing season at the 1/3-mile paved oval. Most of
the payouts increased from previous years but the biggest
gain for racers is that the second through last place money
has been increased as well. The payouts are based on a full
field of twenty cars and the Modified payout for a regular
show is now $1,600.
There have been significant increases in several divisions
with the highest being in the growing Four Cylinder FWD
class, which is now $250 to win. The green money for the
division is $50. The payouts are also structured so that
special shows with extra laps pay more money.
All of the divisional payouts, including the Enduro
divisions are available by visiting the speedway website.
In an effort to utilize the facility for something other
than racing itself, track management has begun to contact
local music talent to book them for a Summer Concert Series,
which is planned to take place on Friday nights.
“Having local bands with nice followings at the track is
what this area needs”, said track Manager, Harry Buchman.
“We want people to come out, see the track and know that it
exists. Hopefully they’ll enjoy it as much as the racers do
and they want to come back for more. If it gets a good
reception from the people in attendance, we might even have
a nationally known act there as well”.
Buchman and his team are now focused on the upcoming NEPA
Laurel Mall Race Car Show in West Hazleton, which is slated
to run from February 10-15. Some of the speedway will be on
at the show and several stars from the track will have their
2014 rides on display. Any drivers that have not registered
to be in the show are asked to contact show coordinator,
Dino Oberto at email@example.com.
Several “Battle for the Green”
dates are in the planning stages and the dates will be
announced before the first official race of the season. Over
the period of a month, six-eight local bands (two per race
night) will play at intermission. The fans will have the
opportunity to vote for their favorite. The winners from
each night will then compete on a named date to see who will
win the $1,000 prize in the “Battle for the Green”. Any
band(s) that is interested in performing are asked to
contact Gene Ostrowski by email at
This event is designed for amateur musicians and singers,
not for bands that have been around, playing gigs for years.
Evergreen Raceway Park management will officially take over
the track grounds on March 1 and they cannot wait to get to
work on a wide array of improvements. They would like to
thank all of the racers, fans, crewmembers and local
residents for all of their support as they begin to put the
green back in Evergreen.